(Closed) Wine bottles per table

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmm no, I don’t think so…I’m really bad at this sort of thing though so I’m not sure what to recommend. For 10 people maybe at least 3-4 bottles?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I used the evite drink calculator, but i have no idea if it’s accurate.  I plan on asking my caterer what they think.  Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

I’m not completely sure on what the rules for this are, but I went to a wedding where we all had 1 red, 1 white and it wasn’t quite enough and no one was a super heavy drinker.  I think it depends on the crowd too.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A bottle contains 5 normal sized glasses of wine, so you’d have 1 glass per person, plus a small bit of champagne.  Are you going to be offering drinks at a seperate bar, or self service else where?  I like the idea of bottles of wine at the table because it creates a fun atmosphere when people can serve themselves, and I like the way they look, but I would suggest having more wine available.  Also, wine on the tables means that more will likely go to waste because not all the tables will drink it all.  If you’re worried about people sobering up, you could close the bar at a certain time.  I used to bartend at weddings, and at my venue we were required to close the bar an hour before the event actually ended.  

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

2 bottles per table isn’t enough for ten people.  There are only 4 glasses per bottle.  That’s not even enought for everyone to have one glass. 

Post # 9
Bee
12143 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

P.S. I worked in a restaurant for two years, so I am positive a wine bottle only has four glasses of wine, not five!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Yeah, a bottle only has 5 glasses if you pour teeny tiny little glasses. I would count on everyone having AT LEAST 1.5 glasses each (on the assumption that some people will have 2 or 3 and some will have none). This means 4 or 5 bottles per table. 

 

You can go much skimpier on the champagne though. People often don’t even drink much of that. 

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